” I was gaining more and more weight and didn’t know how to help myself. I was eating unhealthy, processed foods. I didn’t know very many recipes. I had a bad relationship with food. I wanted to learn how to cook more and come up with an easy food plan. In working with Edie, I learned that I am worth the effort and the time to eat healthy! I am more aware of the food I am putting in my body. I learned how to nourish my body, mind and soul. Edie is the most patient and kind person. She becomes your biggest fan and cheerleader! She truly cares for her clients and it shows. She is able to adapt to fit your personal needs. “ ~Brigid
“When I started working with Edie, I desired to stop feeling like a slave to food, to lose weight and to eat healthier. Edie gave me the tools to eat healthier foods, less sugar and feel so much better. I now feel lighter, have more energy, and a more positive attitude. My relationships are better as well. Edie is wonderful. She is supportive, informative, and compassionate. She relates to the struggles. I would recommend Edie to anyone that needs help with food issues, self-esteem and areas of self-growth. Edie is my hero!” ~Nancy
“I came to Edie to figure out why I kept sabotaging myself. I wanted to lose weight, and get into a healthy place and good state of mind. With Edie’s support and guidance and with small changes in the beginning, I learned to take time for myself and became much more open to all the possibilities for me. The scale has really gone down. I haven’t been at this current weight for over 10 years. I’m much more at peace with myself and I believe there will continue to be good things in my life. I’m looking forward to it all. Edie is fabulous, kind, knowledgeable, supportive, positive, honest and real.” ~Maria
“Dear Edie: Words can’t express how grateful I am for all your help, and your beautiful, caring heart. You have a true gift with people….helping them to establish calm amidst all the chaos. I want you to know how much I appreciate everything and how you ALWAYS go above and beyond the ‘call of duty’. I will continue to keep in touch and will continue my journey ‘one step at a time” ~ Toni
“I’m grateful to have had an incredible health & wellness coach that gave me the tools and understanding to apply them. I have come to love and accept myself and all of my quirks. I tolerate my weaknesses because I now realize that they are simply stepping stones to a stronger character and lead to greatness. Thank you, Edie Ruge, for “paying love forward” to me during my sessions with you!” ~ Michael
“I just seem to be making better choices and seeing the impact it has on my body and wanting better. I’m more conscious in my food choices now. I understand more of what it does to me. I have really made some changes and some good decisions about how I want to take care of myself better than I ever have before.” ~ Angelika
“Having my three meals a day is really helping me. I didn’t realize how long I was letting it go and what a pattern I had gotten myself into. I have learned that getting a set rhythm and consistent pattern is important for a healthy lifestyle. I’m feeling better and more clear headed. This is a statement that I care about myself. I now make good choices and am more aware about what I’m eating. I’ve gotten so much encouragement and learned that all it takes is ‘baby steps’ and awareness to make the lasting changes I want.” ~Stacey
“My weight was climbing ever higher and my blood sugars were erratic. I was sleeping poorly and had very little energy. Nothing was working and my physician suggested I work with a nutritionist or a health coach. I knew Edie, trusted her and I approached her. And it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.
My weight is dropping slowly. My blood sugars have dropped and leveled off. I sleep better. All of this still needs much improvement. But what I did STOP doing is finding myself saying “oh what the heck” and falling back into old habits and end up beating myself up over it– essentially creating a looping roller coaster of ups and downs in my weight, health and sleep habits.
I understand Primary foods and thrive on them! I’ve learned how to let things go and better control my obsessive qualities and my demand for perfection. I am better at setting limits and I have accomplished several goals I’ve been working on for a few years now and procrastinating about due to my need for perfection. My goals are much more realistic and obtainable.
My stress level especially at holidays and events is sooooooo much lower because I know it will get done and it doesn’t have to be perfect! Edie is one of the kindest, most genuine human beings you will encounter in your life. She has lived this and does NOT make judgments! She shares her ups and downs and her successes and failures. She helps you get to your own core issues and face them and then figure out how to deal with them in a realistic fashion. One-on-one or in a group setting, Edie rolls up her sleeves and participates; not just preceptors. Edie offers suggestions. She never preaches, but she does nudge because she HAS TO!” ~Kathy
“When I came to Edie my goals were to have better communication/self-expression, to find a new job, and to have more gratitude.
Edie helped me work toward these goals by creating a safe space that allowed me to feel comfortable and open up, which then allowed me to practice better communication. In the process of job searching, she offered many forms of guidance and helpful tools. Lastly, her positive approach allowed me to see more of the good in day to day life which allowed me to have more gratitude.
The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been my communication!
The most significant overall change I have noticed has been better communication and self-awareness. By learning more about myself, I am able to express myself more clearly to others.
I would describe Edie as very kind hearted and genuine. She’s a listening ear but also offers guidance. She truly cares about her clients and her enthusiasm for life is contagious.
I would recommend Edie to anyone who just needs a little guidance. Whether you hit a small bump in the road or you’re looking to make some big life changes, Edie will be there for you.
Edie is a great Health Coach and when my 6-month program ended, I decided to continue working with her because there is always room for improvement and I couldn’t think of anyone better than Edie to help me with that.”